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Apurvakumar Pandya, Siddhi Pandya


Despite giving sexuality a prominent position in responses to the HIV epidemic, there exist a limited context specific understanding conceptualization of sexual identity and sexual behaviors of Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in India. This paper discuses conceptualization of sexual identity and associated sexual health risks of MSM in Indian context. Such an improved understanding of the sexuality and sexual health risks of Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) is crucial for creating a scientific reference base for designing effective behavior change strategies in targeted interventions (TI).


Sexual identity, Sexual health risk, Men who have sex with men, Conceptualization of sexual Identities, Sexual health risks of men who have sex with men, Targeted interventions.

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